Welcoming refugees to the Triad
so together we all may thrive


CWS empowers refugees to rebuild their lives

through initial resettlement,

ongoing case management,

and employment services. 


Basic Needs Support

CWS partners with the community to ensure every newly arrived refugee has safe and affordable housing, basic home furnishings and household supplies, utility connections and access to a phone, culturally appropriate food, and sufficient clothing to begin their new in Greensboro.


Photo: Dare2Share at Christ Church Greensboro where refugees can obtain winter clothes and blankets.

Case Management

CWS Case Managers assist newly arrived refugees with accessing the information and services they need to succeed. Their services include airport reception, home and community orientation, application assistance for public benefits including social security cards, food stamps, and Medicaid, short and long term case planning support, and ongoing one-on-one follow up to help refugees meet their goals for self-sufficiency in the US.

Our Preferred Communities program works with newly arrived families to assess and address their health needs and help them begin on a path for a healthy future.

CWS is able to provide ongoing case management support up to five years after refugees arrive in the United States.

Employment Services

To obtain self-sufficiency, refugees resettled in Greensboro require jobs! The CWS Employment team provides job class to prepare refugees for American work culture and practices. Then we work with employers and clients to develop job opportunities and on-going support to both parties. Each year, we secure over 100 jobs for refugees in our community.


If you are an employer or know someone interested in hiring refugees, contact CWS Employment Specialist Yathrip Abdelgadir at yabdelgadir@cwsglobal.org



If you are a refugee, asylee, or S.I.V. new to Greensboro and desire support services, call the office at 336.617.0381.